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Functionality of i-LIMB and i-LIMB Pulse hands: Case report

Olga van der Niet, et al.

Multiarticulated myoelectric prosthetic hands move almost like human hands. But are these hands more functional than traditional prosthetic hands? The i-LIMB and i-LIMB Pulse hands were tested over time in a case study. Functionality of the i-LIMB improved after a year of use. The i-LIMB Pulse had more grip strength and was less vulnerable than the i-LIMB. The user valued the preset grip features of the i-LIMB Pulse because it made complex control quicker and easier. Conclusions from this study are that the i-LIMB Pulse is more functional than the i-LIMB and that training and experience are needed to benefit from multiarticulated hands.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.08.0140

Volume 50 Number 8, 2013
   Pages 1123 — 1128


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
van der Niet O, Bongers RM, van der Sluis CK. Function
ality of i-LIMB and i-LIMB Pulse hands: Case report. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(8):1123–28.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.08.0140
ResearcherID/ORCID: Corry K. van der Sluis, MD, PhD: C-1102-2012; Raoul M. Bongers, MSc, PhD: C-1094-2012
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